In couples therapy, we’ll explore barriers that prevent you from feeling close. Utilizing Gottman Method, you’ll be guided through productive meaningful conversations and process your feelings to better understand what impacts your relationship.
In couples therapy we dive into processing past unhealed injuries and learn new ways of communicating. You’ll develop skills to deepen your intimacy and manage conflict more effectively. I customize treatment plans with each couple to meet your unique goals.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an evidence-based treatment for trauma & other distressing life experiences. Sometimes these events can cause thoughts, beliefs, images, emotions, or physical sensations to persist long after the threat has passed. It can keeps us from having freedom to think about other things. Rather than focusing on changing the emotions, thoughts, or behaviors resulting from the distressing issue, EMDR allows our brain to resume its natural healing process & resolve unprocessed memories.
During individual therapy sessions, you’ll have a safe space to explore how your mind is impacting your life. This is where it all comes together. Bringing in your stressors + guidance on coping skills + processing through lived experiences that have gotten you where you are today. I’m a body-positive & identity-affirming therapist specializing in young adults & professionals facing anxiety, disordered eating, body image issues, trauma, relationship challenges, perfectionism, depression, and women's issues.
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Communication. Connection. Intimacy. Repair. Let's build your relationship on a solid foundation.
Therapy tailored to your individual needs
You will experience non-judgment and unconditional acceptance
Help you create stronger relationships with others in your life
Help you to explore the deepest parts of yourself
Authenticity, honesty, and being real is what I'm all about
You will be treated as the unique and special human being you are
Utilize the therapeutic relationship to gain insights and deeper understandings
Get you closer to the life you envision for yourself
Use evidence based, scientifically validated, and research supported interventions
Help you build your coping skills toolbox
Help you to make peace with your thoughts and feelings
Heal your relationship with food
I am a lifelong learner at heart and believe in the power of knowledge. Sharing ideas, new research, and strategies that help communities, organizations, and individuals is my jam! As we grow as individuals, by cultivating understanding, courage, and compassion, we deepen ourselves to be able to help others. I present on topics related to body image, eating disorders, Health at Every Size™, anxiety, burnout and self-care. Want something customized? I can create presentations or workshops on these or other topic areas in order to meet your group's needs.
We'll brainstorm collaboratively to identify & execute your goals of pursuing a profession in counseling. Applying to a master's or doctorate counseling graduate program can be daunting. I know, I've been there (twice)! I'm here to guide and teach you what you need to know to enter into higher ed, mindset coaching to maintain discipline & motivation to complete graduate school. For early professionals, we'll build & grow your cash-pay private practice. Through my coaching program, you'll have my undivided attention for 60-minutes 2x/ monthly with access through email support between those meetings.
As a clinical supervisor, my goal is to provide a space where supervisees feel safe yet challenged to conduct a thorough self-examination needed to become a solid counselor. I provide guidance and support as you're gaining opportunities to develop your professional identity, knowledge, and skills. I use the 7-Eyed Model of supervision that examines transferences, relational dynamics, provision of feedback and processing of your clinical work, caseload, role playing, and experiential exercises during individual or in a combination of group and individual supervision.
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Engagement. Community. Growth. By building ourselves up, we can better support others.
Coaching sessions tailored to your specific needs and priorities
Examining perfectionistic tendencies and imposter syndrome to practice getting uncomfortable to move through challenges
Building your business branding and web design that embodies your authentic self
Plan and execute an action plan with steps to take towards meeting short and long term goals
Creating systems and structures to keep you organized and align with your vision
Explore and create the road map for your career, schooling, and/or business
Bringing my warm, empathetic and direct personality to keep you focused & motivated
Putting in the time, energy, and resources to growing you as a future counselor
Resources and community engagement to help build your network of support
Help you build your voice, expertise, and identity as a future counselor
Help you create a portfolio and guide you to experiences and opportunities that will propel your career
Creating mindset shifts from being a student to clinician to leader
vision + Road Map
short term objectives
long term goals
masters + Doc Applications & Interviews
Writing + Comprehensive Exams
INCORPORATING YOUR ENNEAGRAM
building referral relationships
I feel safe/secure in my therapy/client relationship with Ametis. I have been In therapy more than 10 yrs and last 3 yrs with Ametis, I have made more progress in my mental/emotional health. Ametis, you are a God-send.
We love Ametis. She is exactly the person we needed to help manage our situation. With her help and guidance, we truly feel stronger as a couple. She has been a blessing, especially through the craziness the epidemic has thrown at us.
Sessions are going very well with Ametis. I like her ability to create a comfortable and open environment. She is a great conversation starter, and it’s easy to express ourselves about anything. Ametis is very welcoming and a great listener.
Ametis always summarizes what I’m saying to make sure she understands me and it makes me feel like she really is listening and cares. I have processed trauma from my childhood and am improving with trust in my relationship.
The sessions were rough at first, but Ametis was able to get us taking and comfortable with each other. We’ve gained better communication skills and aren’t holding in emotions anymore.
Ametis was incredibly warm and able to build rapport quickly with both me and my husband.
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